Frankfurt's Christmas market

Frankfurt's Christmas market

by Anna Leigh Bagiackas
Stripes Europe

There's much more in Frankfurt than the airport. In fact, the city's Christmas market is considered one of the most important in Germany. From the beautifully creative market booths to the historic Römerberg and Paulsplatz squares and the 100-foot-tall Christmas tree, it just may make it onto your list of favorite markets.

Christmas market dates: Nov. 22 to Dec. 22, 2021

Location: Römerberg, Paulsplatz, Mainkai, Hauptwache and Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz

Helpful hints: Check out handmade items at the craft market in St. Paul’s Church and listen to a free Advent concert at 5:10 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. When your feet need a rest, you get cold or need to escape rain, head to the booths that have covered and/or heated seating areas. Some may even take reservations!

Package deals are available through the Frankfurt Tourism office that includes an overnight stay in a local hotel with breakfast, vouchers for food and drinks at the market, and a two-day Frankfurt Card for 74 euros per person. 

Beyond the market: Get an overview of the city with a tour on a sightseeing bus. The Kaisersaal or Emporer's Hall is an ornate 17th-century building with 52 detailed oil paintings, and the Museum Embankment features more than 60 museums for art, history and science. 

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